March 12th, 2012|
March 12, 2012
A 32-year-old Redding, California, woman is making a miraculous recovery after a car accident nearly took her life and the life of her unborn child just weeks ago. According to reports from KRCRTV 7 News, the woman suffered a fractured spinal column in the accident resulting in paralysis of her upper body.
The accident happened February 8 on the campus of Chico State University. The victim, who was eight-months pregnant, was driving to class when she had to swerve to avoid another vehicle. The jerking motion caused the vehicle to roll twice before coming to a halt. Rescue crews were able to free the woman, and she was airlifted to Mercy Hospital where emergency surgery helped save the life of her unborn child.
Less than four weeks later, mother and baby are on the road to recovery. The baby is healthy and now weighs nearly six pounds, while the mother was recently moved to a rehabilitation center in Santa Clara, California, where she will work for the next two months with spinal trauma experts.
While the chances of her walking again are slim, the woman and her doctors are hopeful that she will be able to care for her child and continue leading a productive life.